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  • Apple cuts iPhone production Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Apple cuts iPhone production

    Credit Suisse analysts say the tech giant is cutting 10% of its component orders amid weak iPhone 6s demand.

  • *Rivals including LG Electronics already securing big contracts. Data compiled by Thomson Reuters IP& Science shows the world's top smartphone maker and other Samsung Group tech affiliates are ramping up research and development for auto technology, with two-thirds of their combined 1,804 U.S. patent filings related to electric vehicles and electric...

  • Taiwan stocks fall as tech heavyweights slide Monday, 26 Oct 2015 | 10:35 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Oct 27- Taiwan stocks fell on Tuesday, in line with other regional bourses, led by declines in tech heavyweights including chip maker TSMC. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's top contract chip maker, and Hon Hai Preicsion, the world's biggest electronics components maker, both shed about 1 percent. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.314 to T...

  • *Intel to start 3 D NAND production in Dalian in 2 H 2016. Oct 21- Intel Corp said it may invest up to $5.5 billion in manufacturing semiconductors in China, stepping up efforts to improve ties with Beijing as it seeks new revenue streams while demand for its core computer processing chips falters. Intel's new investment follows a deal last year to buy 20 percent...

  • Taiwan stocks rise; TSMC, Largan jump before Q3 earnings Wednesday, 14 Oct 2015 | 9:19 PM ET

    TAIPEI, Oct 15- Taiwan stocks rose on Thursday, led by gains in Apple Inc's suppliers such as TSMC and Largan Precision ahead of their quarterly earnings reports. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, the world's top contract chip maker, and Largan Precision both jumped more than 2 percent. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.363 to T $32.379 per U.S. dollar.

  • Oct 12- PepsiCo Inc said on Monday it is working with a licensing partner to market a line of mobile phones and accessories in China in the next few months. The food and beverage company however has no plans to get into the mobile phone manufacturing business, a PepsiCo spokeswoman said by email. Technology website Mobipicker was the first to report, on Oct. 11, that...

  • *Sees global smartphone market slowing on weaker China demand. CHIBA, Japan, Oct 7- Global demand for smartphones is likely to slow in the next fiscal year due to weaker demand from the world's biggest market China, the head of Japanese smartphone component maker Murata Manufacturing Co told Reuters on Wednesday. Weakness in China's smartphone market had...

  • MOSCOW, Oct 5- Russia's anti-monopoly agency said on Monday that Google Inc had until Nov. 18 to address charges that it was abusing its market position in the country. Yandex is ahead of Google in Russia but has seen competition stiffen in mobile phones as consumers have adopted Android-based handsets that come pre-loaded with Google products that compete...

  • TAIPEI, Sept 7- Taiwan stocks rose on Monday, as a rise in Chinese bourses calmed nerves after roller coaster swings last week. Optoelectronics kept gains in check, however, dropping 1.41 percent, though electrical components enjoyed a 1.17 percent gain. The Taiwan dollar firmed T $0.182 to T $32.651 per U.S. dollar.

  • BUENOS AIRES, Aug 28- Argentina's central bank is reducing the supply of scarce dollars to manufacturers two months ahead of a presidential election to ensure more are available for the nation's savers, hampering the import of parts and disrupting factory production lines. Car factory workers are already working reduced hours as companies grapple with a...

  • As China gets pricey, Foxconn plans big move in India Tuesday, 14 Jul 2015 | 1:30 AM ET

    Foxconn plans to expand in India, building 12 factories and employing 1M workers amid rising costs and labor disputes in China, the FT reports.

  • Manufacturing Not Seeing Employment Gains Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 12:00 PM ET
    A worker at a factory operated by Alcoa.

    Despite the improvement in the overall jobs picture in the U.S—as non-farm payrolls grew by 195,000 in June—employment in American manufacturing is still bleak.

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    As firms like Foxconn shift factories away from higher-cost centers, they are discovering that workers in new locations across China are not as abundant as they had expected, prompting multinationals and their suppliers to use millions of teenage students from vocational and technical schools on assembly lines.

  • At Least One Mac to Be Made in USA: CEO Cook Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 10:24 AM ET
    Tim Cook on stage at the Apple event.

    Apple CEO Tim Cook confirms the company will relocate production of one product line to the USA.

  • US Economy Over the Worst: KPMG Executive Survey Monday, 28 Mar 2011 | 6:03 AM ET
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    In another sign the American economy is on the comeback trail, a new survey from KPMG shows optimism is improving among U.S. manufacturing and service industry executives. Executives in both key sectors say the worst is behind us.